The cardboard container used for draught beer "to go"
(below) Photoshopped illustration of quart-sized cardboard container once used for
"draught beer to go".
1970-80's PEARL, PABST, MILLER HIGH LIFE and FALSTAFF
branded cardboard containers for draft beer.
A UTICA CLUB logoed Sealright-type container.
(Above)A cardboard w/metal-base generic
DRAUGHT BEER IS GOOD BEER
FROM OUR TAP TO YOUR TABLE
container from a Sealright competitor, the "Liquatite" can from the Sanitary Can Co.
close-up of the elves decorating the Liquatite container.
THE CARDBOARD CONTAINER OF BEER IN NEW JERSEY
[TOP] NEW JERSEY ABC regulation re: "Containers".
[MIDDLE] A NJ restaurant supply house advertises their containers.
[BOTTOM] Mentions of containers in NJ papers in 1971, the year regulations changed to allow bars to sell packaged goods after 10 pm and on Sundays, when liquor stores were closed. Note the reference to "plastic containers" - some bars had switched to plastic, similar to the containers use for soup from Chinese restaurants or delis use for potato salad.
Other citations in newspapers of beer containers were usually in crime, underage drinking and auto accident articles. Few bars advertised the availability of them (possible that such advertising was against NJ ABC regulations).